Below is another Daniel Clowes interview (Brattle Theater, May 4, 2010) discussing the Gilbert Ortiz photo of Wally Wood in his Derby, Connecticut studio. During his slideshows, Clowes did not make it clear that this small studio was just outside a two-story house where Wood lived at the time.
Gilbert describes the circumstances of this 1978 photo: "I was on my way to Boston, when I stopped off to visit Woody. It was a sunny day outside. In fact, the foto of Wally outside with the cup of java is right outside this studio. From what I remember, that was the only door. When we got inside, Wally sat down on his daybed to write something on his typewriter. Observing this, I stood back and took this shot. Woody was not big on idle chit chat. If he had something to say, a lot of times he would type it out and send off a letter or a short note. I remember receiving quite a few 'Words from Wood.'"